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 for Epidermis
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Periostracum \Per`i*os"tra*cum\, n.; pl. Periostraca. [NL.,
     fr. Gr. peri` around + ? shell of a testacean.] (Zool.)
     A chitinous membrane covering the exterior of many shells; --
     called also epidermis.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Epidermis \Ep`i*der"mis\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?; ? over + ? skin,
     fr. ? to skin. See Tear, v. t.]
     1. (Anat.) The outer, nonsensitive layer of the skin;
        cuticle; scarfskin. See Dermis.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Bot.) The outermost layer of the cells, which covers both
        surfaces of leaves, and also the surface of stems, when
        they are first formed. As stems grow old this layer is
        lost, and never replaced.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body
           surface of vertebrates [syn: epidermis, cuticle]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  60 Moby Thesaurus words for "epidermis":
     blastoderm, border, circumference, corium, cortex, covering, crust,
     cursoriness, cutis, cutis vera, derma, dermis, ectoblast, ectoderm,
     endothelium, entoderm, envelope, epiblast, epithelium, exterior,
     exteriority, external, facade, face, facet, fringe, front, gloss,
     hypodermis, integument, lineaments, mere scratch, mesoderm,
     no depth, no water, outer face, outer layer, outer side,
     outer skin, outline, outside, pavement epithelium, periphery,
     pinprick, rind, scarfskin, scratch, shallowness, shell, shoaliness,
     skin, slightness, superficiality, superficies, superstratum,
     surface, top, triviality, true skin, veneer

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